To the northern end of the site, at the entrance from Avoca Road, there are three single-storey gate lodges. They are ‘L’ shaped in plan, focusing around private courtyards and gardens facing south west
Blackrock Village Centre, formerly known as Blackrock Shopping Centre, is undergoing a €10 million refurbishment programme by developers Friends First. The completion of the scheme is scheduled for May 2020.
The changes will bring 1,501 sq.m. of new retail space to the Dublin market.
Blackrock Village Centre will extend to 6,176.6 sq m upon completion and is anchored by a 2,712 sq m SuperValu.
The renovation of the centre includes a complete upgrade of the common areas, realignment of the malls and circulation and the installation of a mostly glazed covering – which will retain natural ventilation.
There will also be a new façade and entrance off Frascati Road.
While its car parking facilities will also be upgraded, with the introduction of a new exit onto Rock Hill.
Along as a revamp of retail outlets, the development will feature offices that will extend across a total area of 16,833sq ft (1,564sq m). The offices known as ‘Trident House’ is a four-storey over basement block with 21 car-parking spaces which adjoins Blackrock Village centre.
Full project details:
Project name: Blackrock Village Centre 2020
Site location: Former Blackrock Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Dublin 4.
Contract stage: On-site
Planning documents: –Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Floor area: 1265 m2
Site area: 0.42 hectares
Developer: Friends First is part of Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva) and are one of Ireland’s most established life assurance companies.
Architect: Lafferty Design & Development Limited is a dynamic design led solutions company, set up to achieve highly effective project delivery, focused on client/stakeholder objectives and optimal investment return. They are based in Dublin 16, Ireland.
Assigned Certifier: i3PT Certification Association: is the leading independent Assigned Certification firm operating in Ireland. The firm employs a multi-disciplinary team who have been trained to audit and certify buildings under our rigourous certification scheme.
Landscape consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK from their offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Main Contractor: Collen Construction Limited is a family owned business established in 1810 with a strong reputation for building quality and excellence. They are based in Dublin 3.